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New York Comic-Con 2018: All the important panels, events, and stars

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Sep 4, 2018

New York Comic-Con is less than a month away, and that means if you’re a savvy con-goer (not a cosplayer, although those two aren’t mutually exclusive by any stretch), you’ve already started trying to plan your trip to the geeky Mecca. And we’re here to help. Heck, even if you're not going, it's still worth knowing which panels are set to bring some big news or stories.

So we at SYFY WIRE have gathered up everything we know about the panels, actors, announcements, and screenings on their way to NYCC 2018 and compiled them into this list. As the con gets closer, we'll be updating this list with even more goodies for fans to monitor if you're dodging the Manhattan crowds this year.

Here's what we know is on its way:

SYFY

It's us! Our stuff. And we've got a lot. We're bringing George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers adaptation to a panel, along with one for Deadly Class (that show from Avengers bigwigs the Russo Brothers). The semi-animated weirdo show Happy! is also getting a panel to celebrate its upcoming second season, while another Great Debate is coming to NYCC with repeat host/moderator Aisha Tyler.

DreamWorks Animation

The animation giant’s two Netflix shows will both have panels, which means fans of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will get a preview of voice actors Aimee Carrero and Karen Fukuhara alongside executive producer Noelle Stevenson (and see a life-sized She-Ra statue). The other show, Voltron: Legendary Defender, made a big splash at SDCC this year, so expect the creators and voice cast to give heavy hints about how the series will finally come to an end.

Nickelodeon

Another animated return from SDCC 2018 is the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will see its voice cast and creators debut some exclusive clips from the show.

Sony

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will bring Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy, and possibly Peter Parker (if he can figure out the group text) to its NYCC panel:

Marvel

Marvel's TV line-up has maintained its steady growth outside of its Defenders-based Netflix core, with The Runaways, The Gifted, and Marvel Rising all making their splashes onto the geeky scene, but its heaviest hitters are still the streaming service's big three. So Daredevil's return to New York in anticipation of the show's upcoming third season will be a very buzzy glimpse at the near future -- featuring stars Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, newcomer Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel, and Jay Ali alongside series showrunner Erik Oleson and executive producer/Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb at their panel.

The Runaways is bringing new footage of Season 2 to its panel, while The Gifted will be holding discussions mere days after its second season premiere. Marvel Rising will offer a bit more newness to the proceedings, screening its Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors at its panel.

DC

The upcoming Titans show, the first to debut from DC’s streaming service, will exclusively premiere at the con, screening on Wednesday night before it officially kicks off. A Q&A with cast and creatives will follow, as fans will get to react to this version of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire for the first time. As one begins, another ends. Gotham will be making its final appearance at the con, with its farewell panel offering a video presentation before a Q&A helps explain the final season’s riff on “No Man’s Land.”

The CW

Aliens, high schools, a brave new world, and oh so many teens: The CW isn’t messing around. But with Roswell, New Mexico; Riverdale; Legacies; and The 100 all getting panels, the network is bringing the genre heat to its younger audience. Riverdale will air a sneak peek at its upcoming season, and The 100 will get a special video presentation, while Roswell and Legacies will premiere their pilots for the first time. Don’t worry about not having enough questions to fill up the Q&As happening after each.

FX

The super-spy parody Archer is coming back to NYCC to offer an exclusive sneak peek at its 10th season (ten!!) with a panel featuring producer Matt Thompson and the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates.

Netflix

The streaming service will be bringing lots of spooky shows to its NYCC showcase, including the first-year wonders The Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as they provide talent for the panel showcase, including Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige, Kiernan Shipka, and Michiel Huisman. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will also have a panel featuring stars, while giving NYCC goers a first peek at the show.

Mortal Engines

Hugo Weaving and the other stars of the Peter Jackson-produced carpocalypse movie will all be attending their film’s NYCC panel alongside the Lord of the Rings mastermind -- though what exactly will happen there is under wraps.

American Gods

Neil Gaiman returns to NYCC along with the cast of American Gods to support the show’s upcoming second season. The author and executive producer is shepherding his show through its first appearance at the con, which bodes well for big info drops.

Good Omens

That's not all Gaiman will be in New York for. Along with David Tennant and Michael Sheen, the author will be supporting ANOTHER of his various television adaptations by appearing at the devilish Good Omens panel.

Travel Channel

Ghostly encounters can come from the least expected places, as seen by the Travel Channel putting on a "Paranormal Power Hour" panel featuring a few real-life paranormal investigators from their series Ghost Adventures (which is somehow celebrating its 10th anniversary).

Special appearances and signings

Bill Nye, every Doctor you’ve ever seen, Jason Momoa, Danai Gurira, Aisha Tyler, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Tom Felton, Zachary Levi -- and more to come.